Our Take on the Big Five

The words ‘Big Five’ conjure up thoughts of the five most sought after animals to spot on safari. Whilst Africa’s diverse wildlife continues to entice eagle eyed safari goers, the continent has so much else to offer, both on and off the savannah. From safari vacations with the kids in tow to the honeymoon of a lifetime, we’ve handpicked our favorite experiences, itineraries and properties which showcase the very best of Africa.

Our Big Five

Whilst spotting Big Five game is at the top of every safari goer’s bucket list, Africa’s showstopper appeal doesn’t stop at its wildlife. To showcase the continent's natural beauty, we've handpicked our very own big five destinations which can be added to your itinerary to complete the ultimate African adventure.

Big Five Combos

Why choose just one destination when you could combine two? A twin center vacation showcases the amazing diversity of Africa. In only a few hours, you can travel between vast open plains and secluded beaches or dense rainforest and cosmopolitan cities. It is an ideal option for traveling with children, as with the added bonus of very little time difference between destinations, dreaded jet lag is sure to be kept at bay.

Big Five Alternative Safaris

Whilst game drives continue to be the original way to see Africa’s wildlife, there are an increasing number of ways to see the bush, allowing you to get closer than ever to Africa's flora and fauna. Safari experiences vary greatly between destinations, so our specialists can recommend the best way to navigate the terrain. So whether you're celebrating a special occasion, or simply looking to see the plains from a new perspective, we’ve compiled our favorite ways to see wildlife from the ground, water and air.

Big Five Private Houses

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to enjoy the luxury of exclusive bush accommodation with family or friends, private houses are a fantastic option. From the plains of the savannah to glittering coastlines of Africa, renting your own private house offers a home-away-from-home experience in the most spectacular of settings. Many of our favorite properties offer exclusive experiences for guests, meaning that your entire stay is tailored to you.

Big Five Migrations

The migration of some of the world’s most amazing wildlife is a true sight to behold and Africa’s abundant wildlife put on quite the show. The iconic migration of wildebeest across the Serengeti has become something of a bucket list experience, and whilst witnessing this spectacle remains one of the most exhilarating safari adventures on the planet, Africa hosts many other unmissable migrations. Timing is crucial to ensure you catch the migrations at their very best, so we've handpicked a selection of Africa's most impressive wildlife spectacles to add to your diary.

Big Five Honeymoons

Whether its adventure or relaxation (or both) that ticks the boxes on your honeymoon checklist, we’re sure Africa won’t disappoint. With some of the world’s most beautiful beaches along its coastline, and outstanding safari experiences in abundance, Africa has it all for the vacation of a lifetime. We've chosen our most exquisite itineraries from across the continent, to inspire your extra special vacation.

Big Five Teen Adventures

Traveling with teens is a brilliant way to get all the family together yet finding the right destination for the whole family can prove difficult. Whilst an action packed itinerary perhaps won’t suit everyone, many destinations offer amazing experiences which are just perfect for teens. We’ve compiled our favorite experiences for teenagers which are bound to leave them with memories for a lifetime, not just their social media feeds.

Big Five Beaches

With its eastern coastline skirting the Indian Ocean, Africa’s beaches are as stunning as you can imagine yet paradoxically often overlooked. Home to paradisiacal stretches of sand which span as far as the eye can see, turquoise blue waters teeming with marine life and a host of unique properties, Africa is a standout beach destination. From freshwater lakes to tiny atolls, we’ve collated our favorite beaches, just perfect for kicking off your flip flops and relaxing under a shady palm.

Big Five Cultural Experiences

Africa’s rich culture and fascinating history make it the remarkable continent we know today. Visiting the sites which have defined and shaped the African nation is both an enriching and informative experience, helping you to get to grips with the country you visit on vacation. We’ve handpicked a selection of the most interesting experiences which are bound to make your trip particularly memorable. From meeting indigenous people to visiting a world renowned museum, these experiences are a truly unique addition to your African itinerary.

Big Five Safaris with Kids

A safari adventure promises to be the best family vacation you’ve ever had. Thoughts of encountering one of the animal kingdom’s poster-boys is bound to enthral youngsters and leave them with memories which will last a lifetime. However, finding the right destination is essential to ensuring your vacation is as seamless and as special as possible. From malaria-free countries to child friendly hotels, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite places which are geared up to the younger members of the family.

Big Five Blogs

Throughout the year, our specialists return to Africa, scouring the continent for the best properties and experiences around. We've chosen a handful of blogs written by our experts to give you an insight into five of Africa's most incredible destinations.

Big Five Quiz

For a little inspiration on your next African adventure, take our Big Five quiz. Whether you are looking for a vacation with friends or family, the ultimate beach escape or an adrenaline fuelled adventure, we'll help you decide on your dream vacation in Africa. Get in touch with our Africa specialists today on 020 3553 9470 for expert advice on the best destination for you.

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